Director Klaus Härö
Starring Märt Avandi, Ursula Ratasepp, Hendrik Toompere Sr.
Set in the Stalinist era of the early 1950’s, a champion fencer on the run from Leningrad’s secret service finds refuge and renewed purpose teaching at a provincial Estonian school. Gracefully filmed with lush and distinctive cinematography, this stirring coming of age tale is filled with affecting performances and a sense of suspense that inevitably fuels a dramatic conclusion.
“The best Finnish film in a decade” – Finland Today
Average = 7.92
Very moving, beautifully shot and a happy ending too!
Jokes got lost in translation.
Loved the soundtrack.
Bit slow in parts but enhanced by a lovely score.
A film with a point beautiful and enjoyable.